Flexible Composite Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Barrier for the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$99,461.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-05-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number:
C051-124-0132
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD05-124
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
UTILITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
067504134
Principal Investigator
 Harry Katz
 President
 (973) 994-4334
 udcliv@msn.com
Business Contact
 Harry Katz
Title: President
Phone: (973) 994-4334
Email: udcliv@msn.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The main objective will be to develop a high-performance flexible composite barrier that provides protection from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) agents and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs). UDC will develop a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) coated fabric to provide CBRN agent resistant tents. Fire retardant capability will be achieved by the addition of fire retardant fillers. Seaming methods such as heat sealing will provide high speed and low cost seaming for tentage, shelters and garments. In the Phase I program, we will identify potential films, polymers and fabric to achieve the required performance characteristics. Physical properties will meet or exceed the requirements of LP/P DES 1-94b including strength and water and vapor resistance of end items. UDC will suggest innovative methods for reducing the cost and speeding the processes associated with creating structural water/vapor proof seams parameters including production rates, hydrostatic resistance, physical properties and costs. Additional tests will be conducted to evaluate permeability of the seamed joints. In addition, one or two materials candidates will be fabricated as thin sheets that will be tested for HD, GD and GB agents. At the end of Phase I, a report with results and conclusions, and a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate will be submitted.

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